The falls are located on the boundary between the borough of Beauport, and Boischatel, about 12 km from the heart of old Quebec City. The area surrounding the falls is protected within Montmorency Falls Park. Montmorency Falls is 30 meters higher than Niagara Falls, the most famous waterfall on the border of the US and Canada.
Several hundred million years ago, during the Paleozoic era, the entire Québec City area was located on a continental margin. The waterfall is a remnant of this ancient period—a fault over which the Montmorency River rushes.
No matter the time of year, spending a few hours exploring Montmorency Falls is always a good idea. In spring and summer, you can spend an entire morning, hiking the trails, checking out the waterfalls, and enjoying a picnic of fresh croissants and Quebec cheese.
In autumn, when the leaves begin to change color, Montmorency Falls is vibrant and stunning; a great season for a little hiking and taking a large amount of photos. In winter the park is covered in a blanket of pristine snow, and ice forms around the waterfalls – a true winter wonderland.
There are staircases that allow visitors to view the falls from several different perspectives. A suspension bridge over the crest of the falls provides access to both sides of the park. There is also a funitel that carries passengers between the base and the top of the falls. In the summer the park hosts an international fireworks competition with the falls as a backdrop.
The Falls were the site of a key scene between the lead actors in the 1947 film Whispering City. The Falls appeared during the finale of The Amazing Race Canada 5 in 2017 and were the site of the episode’s first task in which competitors scaled a cargo net suspended over the Falls.
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